All of us experience times in our lives when we need help. You may be hurting from or rejoicing in a challenging life circumstance (like illness, grief, birth of a baby, etc.) or you may know someone who is. Below, you will find some of the ways we can help you and pray.
Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care for anyone experiencing a difficult time in life: grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
Stephen Ministers aren't counselors; they're specially trained people from all walks of life with a passion for being great listeners, and bringing Christ’s love and care to people during hard times. A Stephen Minister usually meets with a person once a week for about an hour.
Become a Stephen Minister
If you would like to explore the opportunity to become a Stephen Minister, please complete this application. An interview will be scheduled to determine if this ministry is a good fit and timing for you. Training will begin Fall 2021.
To request assistance or for more information about this ministry, contact Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext. 1009.